We provide practical solutions to the issues that matter.

At Coral Reef, our diverse expertise and experience means we can tailor our services to suit your requirements.
What We Do

Strategy

Our approach involves dedicating time to really get to know and understand your organisation, enabling us to form a helicopter view. We then combine this with an understanding of the external environment and translate it into a coherent plan of action.

Whether you’re looking for a full turnaround or just a simple health-check and guidance, we’re ready to offer you our full support.

How we can help…

  • Organisational strategy
  • Strategic repositioning
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Operational improvements
  • Maintaining resilient and efficient supply chains
  • Crisis management
  • Advice and consultancy
  • Corporate governance

People

We’ve supported organisations across many different sectors with high level employee relations and organisational restructuring. We’ve also coached a wide range of leaders to bring alignment, change behaviours, develop confidence and cope with challenging situations.

Whether you’re looking for assistance with managing complex employee relations or mentoring teams to deliver better outcomes, we are on hand to equip and empower your workforce.

How we can help…

  • Organisational redesign
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Employee relations
  • Commercial/interpersonal dispute resolution
  • Workplace management
  • Executive coaching
  • Leadership and management development

Finance

With first-hand experience working with major financial institutions across the UK, we have the breadth of expertise required to support leaders and CFOs making major financial decisions. This involves working closely with organisations to ensure that all the right financial and operational systems are in place.

Whether you’re looking for support with financial restructuring or assistance communicating with financial stakeholders, we’ll make the process easy for you by translating finance into a language you can easily understand.

How we can help…

  • Interim Finance Directors
  • Financial and corporate restructuring
  • Practical support for mergers, acquisitions and disposals
  • Financial stakeholder management
  • Working capital management
  • Cashflow management
  • Effective KPI reporting

Dispute Resolution

All three Coral Partners are CMC Accredited Civil, Commercial and Workplace Mediators. Our extensive sector experience, coupled with our mediator skills, brings a wealth of understanding and a calm approach to facilitating resolutions to difficult and complex situations.

Whether you’re looking for formal mediation, or early intervention dispute avoidance, we’ll work to assist you to find an outcome that minimises costs and exposure, avoiding time-consuming and expensive litigation.

How we can help…

  • Joint party Commercial Mediation
  • Joint party Civil Mediation
  • Early intervention – dispute avoidance
  • Single party representation/negotiation
  • Workplace mediation – facilitated dispute resolution (individuals or teams)
  • Team development – improving working practice

What is mediation?

Sometimes organisations will be faced with a commercial dispute with a supplier or customer. Mediation is an easy and cost-effective way to solve this.

Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR): a way of settling a claim without going in front of a Judge. It’s a straightforward way to resolve a dispute. It’s not confrontational like a Court hearing where the other party’s solicitor or barrister cross examines witnesses. The parties work with the Mediator separately, and in private, over a single day to look for an acceptable solution.
At Coral Reef, we aim to have agreed an instruction within 14 days of the initial enquiry, with a date set for the Mediation as soon as possible after that.

As Mediator, we don’t take sides or determine the final outcome. By skilfully guiding both parties through their options, helping them to consider their positions, and by carefully challenging their views, we make every effort to help organisations find their own resolution.

Our legal system requires parties to a claim to consider ADR. Whilst it’s not compulsory, failing to take the opportunity can affect the way that costs are apportioned by a Court where it feels the issues could have been resolved. Some forms of contract recommend that mediation is used in the event of a dispute (for example the JCT forms of construction contract).

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